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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM. OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING. APRIL 15, 1928
ts of fs.mits.re are no longer
MonaMe. raryla piece may be
Med. some painted and some in
natural wood, so Ion as they are
harmonious and agreeable when
With this new trend in eolor.
any monotony that annoys or eaus
es depression can be obliterated,
end the most unprepossessing
apartment, or the simplest house-,
transformed into a home of charm
Comblnoo Artistry of Archltoct and Mason
ITS 01 AT LIST
History Repeating Itself and
Mode Proving Most
Welcome One "
COLOR COMES I
Five large rooms are pro
vided in the r attractive
house designed after ; a
modified Spanish scheme
shown here. The house
follows modern small house
design tendencies in em
phasizing the unit layout.
The first unit of the
house is the large living
room, with the front win
dows opening onto a tiled
terrace at one side of the
front entry-way. This
room has a fireplace at one
Located at one side of
the house the dining room
and kitchen form the sec
ond unit, connected by a
swinging door, and opening
into the living room and
the central hall of the
house. The rearentry is
at the side of the building.
Two bed chambers in the
rear make up the third unit
and open into the central
hallway, which provides ac
cess to the bathroom and to
the two other units of the
house. This hallway also
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serves the basement and upper floor stairways. -
Ample space is provided in the upper portion of the, house for two rooms if de
Spaulding Logging? Co.
Salem, Oregon , Telephone 1 830
Plans Being Completed In
Foreign Countries for
The common brick industry is
one of. sereral engaged in tbe pro
duction of building materials
which to menaced by the increas
ing importation of foreign-made
wares. At the recent annual con
tention of the Common Brick
Manufacturers' Association o f
America, in Washington, a resolu
tion was unanimously adopted re
questing the federal government
to glfe preference to American
workmen and American-made mar all the profit
terials on aU public works. :
It developed that while to date
only the Atlantic seaboard cities
Share Buffered from this importa
tion, plans are being completed oy
Belgian manufacturers to deliver
4,000,000 brick in Chicago early
this year. Last year 114,000.000
brick, representing more than
100,000 man labor days, were
dumped into the New York mar
ket at prices Just sufficiently be
low the market to make them at
tractive to contractors and specul
These brick are made by labor
costing around 80 cents a day as
against from J4. 50 to $7.50 tor
American labor. The brick can
be delivered on the docks In New
York at a cost not exceeding S12
a thousand. Usually they sell at
from 5 cents to a dollar below the
prices of Hudson river valley
brick.. There is no saving to the
ultimate buyer of the home into
which they go. The broker takes
And American la
bor loses more than a million dol
lars In earnings and purchasing
power every year.
Recently the Belgians have been
making their bricks of the same
size as the standard . American
brick and there is very little dif
ference In. their general appearance.
Good Roads and Cars
Boon To Housewives
Employ an Architect
A properly planned and designed building is always
worth more than The Other Kind. You cannot afford
to build without the Services of an Architect.
W. JSL. OITMEJIBILE
512 Bank of Commerce Building
House Paints, Barn Paints
Manufactured in Salem
Guaranteed white lead and linseed oil base, manufac-.
tured by experts with more than fifteen years' experi
ence with the largest paint manufacturers. Cut your
paint cost. Buy a home product direct from the fac
tory. Save $ 1.50 per gallon. " Phone us for free estim
ate on painting and suggestions.
White Lead Oil and Turpentine
Varnish for Less
Factory 2649 Portland Road
The present era of good roads
and good used cars has proved a
boon to the farm wives of the
"Many who otherwise would be
isolated on remote farms are now
enabled to enjoy come measure of
community life through the par-
chase of inexpensive and servicable
An interesting sidelight on this
development is contained in the
answers to 40,000 questionaires
sent to farm housewives by the
General Fedaration of Women'
The replies revealed that 32.000
or four-fifth of the housewives liv
ing on farms have automobile?
against one-half who have tele
phone service, one-third who have
water piped to their sinks and one
fifth who have radio sets.
Used cars sold by the more
than 4.000 "Good Will" dealers
scattered throughout the cities
towns and hamlets of the nation
have a goodly representation a
mong the automobiles which are
broadening the lives of those 32,
000 farm wives.
CAUL HtrVOtCr Pie"
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PJNOWS HOW TOjJ
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Let ths cash jom spend
for plumbing bring you sani
tation and comfort. . Better
Plumbing- should mean Bet
ter Health. .
"When yon need a plumber,,
you need a good one!"
1225 N. 22nd
Telephone 1810W r
Z', ' Standard; Equipment "
By Marie Holeer
In eolor. as in fashion, history
is repeating itself. Far off in the
old days of kings and castles color
was considered Terr important
and used with rare taste in dee
oration. Not only, the clothes, but
the homes of that era, and the dec
orations, were adapted to the cli-
mate of the country.
In the southern climes, nobil
ity's castle gleamed oftly inside
with polished woods, a cool retreat
from the noonday sun. But in
France, and the northern nations
where colder weather prevailed.
homes were, at certain seasons of
the year, a refuge from chill
winds. Thus, to enliven the inter
iors -the French turned to gaily
glided furniture, painted panelled
walls and lovely harmonizing color
schemes, for a feeling of warmth.
Now in the twentieth century,
although it is a far cry from the
time of the Louis we emerge
once more into an age of color.
Gone' is the late Victorian era,
with its architectural monstrosi
ties and dulled sense of harmony.
Color has come into its own, and
to even greater degree than before.
This invasion, gradual but sure.
has found its chief expression in
present day decoration. Thedeslre
for color first began to display it
self in the sudden popularity of
cretonnes and attractive draperies,
and soon we saw color in wall
painting, in painted furniture, and
in the occasional small objects of
art that now enliven dull corners.
The urge even pervaded the kitch
en (last stronghold of monotony)
which passed through several stag
es of transformation. From a dull,
drab brown it became a pure hy
gienic white, and finally broke
through its chrysallis, to emerge
into this modern warmth of color,
a place devoid of its former sug
gestion of drudgery.
This mode is certainly a most
welcome one, for nothing conveys
a better spirit of friendliness and
cheer than do the homes of today
with their growing good taste and
informality of treatment. The feel
ing, in decoration, as In fashion, is
drifting more and more to Indi
vidual expression, simplicity, and
color. Thus,, the small apartment
and humble cottage have the same
opportunities for beauty in their
own way, as the most pretensious
It is Interesting to observe how
a room, decorated in accord with
harmony and congeniality, is con
ducive to entertaining. Without
realizing just why, some people
feel at Instant ease in a certain
room, while another makes them'
feel vaguely uncomfortable, aloof,1
or even self-conscious. The ar
rangement of the furniture may
have a little to do with this feel
ing, but the chief attribue or fault,
whichever the case may be, lies
in successful or unsuccessful color
harmonies. Colors, themselves,
have a very definite reaction on
certain types. Some people arr
responsive to one shade some to
Psychologists have interesting
things to say on this subject Pur
ple, for instance, unless used spar
ingly, has been known to have an
injurious ef rect on the nerves of a
sensitive person. Blue absorbs
light and is, therefore, unsuitable
for a dark room. ' In addition, itf
overuse may cause depression.
Paint, stain and Tarnish, and
the ease with which they may be
used, have made redecoration com
paratively simple for those whr
take cost into consideration. Since
Steady Growth Noted Durin
Past Few Years With
WASHINGTON. April 14 Con
struction operations show no In
dication of slackening the pace
which last year resulted In estab
lishment of a new twelve-month
record, according to statistics Just
compiled by the Associated Gen
eral Contractors of America.
Carrying surprise even to some of
tne closest observers of the in
dustry, figures covering last
month's operations today were
seen to reach the largest tots
ever recorded for the month of
As though to bolster the sound
ness of 'observations based upon
actual shipments of construction
materials, the volume of contracts
awarded during February was the
greatest to be shown by that
month of any year on record.
A fair amount of assurance that
the statistics covering construc
tion work carried on during March
do not signify a sudden "flare-
up ' is found in the fact that the
volume of activities recorded foi
tne first quarter of this year
mounted above the total indicated
for the' corresponding period ol
A scale which places the 19 IT
average at 100 as its basis findf
the volume of construction activi
ties during March to have reached
137 as an Index level, with a eair
of 13 points above the Februar.
mark being registered.
THE DEVONSHIRE DESIGN T10S
J TIRES POPULAR
General Rule Such Tires
Found To Be Relics of
Many Miles Travel
AKRON, O.,, April 14 Now we
have "tire bootleggers."
Unusual new tire bargains of
fered to motorists in a number of
the larger cities have turned out to
be the rankest kind of counter
felt. Tires wrapped after the cus
tomary manner of new tires of
Louise Rice, world famous graphologist,
can positively read your talents, virtues
and faults in the drawings, words and
what nots that you scribble when "lost
Send your "scribbling!" or signature
for analysis. Eoclot tbe picture of tbe Mikado
bead, eat frame bos of Mikado pencils, and
taa ceata. Addreaa Louiaa Rice, care of .
SAGLB PENGS, CO, NEW YORK COI
OJ is tne beamy oi DncK construc
tion so strongly emphasized in the
small home as it is in this exceptionally
pleasing English type house in slightly
ikintled brickwork with stone trimmings and
stucco and timbered treatment. In skintled
brickwork, which has yet to come into gen
eral use in the small home and in many sec
tions of the country is
virtually unknown, the
common brick is used
distinctly to its best
advantage. Here the
most can be made of
the widely varying
color shades, tha - ir
regularity of the brick
themselves, and the
play of lights and
shadows on a facade
that is certain
most attractive textural effect.
Something of the versatility of the com
mon brick is hinted at in this house. The
facade is a medley of colors, yet the brick
are the run of the kiln. The skintling
brings these color fones out boldly, and in
the constantly changing play of the sunshine,
deepening the richness of the reds and the
Tbe Common Brick llanafaeturers'
on brick construction ant upon rwromt.
yellows and the browns, glinting on the hard
head clinkers and accentuating the shadows
under the projecting headers, one finds a
tapestried effect possible in no other type of
Architecturally the house is a little gem
and in its interior arrangement one finds no
disappointing features. The half enclosed
entrance with its floor
of flagstones opens in
to a hallway off the
living room from
which a stairway leads
to the upper floor, and
in one corner of which
is a convenient coat
closet. The large, well
lighted living room
has an alluring open
grate, and the dining room, with its built-in
features and its bay, is exceptionally large.
Between it and the kitchen are breakfast
room and pantry. The living porch is reached
from the living room. On the upper floor are
three bedrooms, one a master bedroom, and a
bath. All are well supplied with closets and
windows, insuring brightness and cheer at all
times. An exceptional home.
AitochUioa, ClcriUnd. Ohio, caa lurniab coaaplA drawings for thlt Wtga Leaflet
standard manufacturers, stamped
with, the name of the manufac
turer and presenting every appear
ance of a new tire are being sold
to motorists, to be stripped ol
their wrappings only to disclose a
weary, worn, old, carcass with a
cheap new tread tacked on. Ac
cording to Miller tire men here,
"tire bootlegging" reports are ar
riving more frequently, recently.
The usual method of fleecing
the gullible, according to report
reaching the Miller factory here
is to peddle tires from a small
closed truck. Prospects are ap
proached on the street and urged
to make their purchases in haste.
Peddlers claim that their wares
are legitimate but that they do
not have peddlers' license and
must keep a weather eye out fo
the "cops." Of course, the trans
action is always for cash even
if it. be only a little clash. In
some instances, two alleged stand
ard tires have been sold for less
than half the price of one tire.
Later, the tire is usually dis
covered to be a relic of many
miles with a worthless but good
imitation of some standard tread.
In one instance the paper wrap
ping was stripped back by the
peddler to exhibit the name of a
standard manufacturer. No fav
oritism is being shown any one
manufacturer, according to re
ports. Miller dealers in the larger
cities are warning motorists to
buy new tires only from the stocks
of recognized dealers.
EDDY NAMED INSPECTOR
The appointment of Wayne II.
Eddy as chief inspector of the
Oakland Motor Car Company is
announced by Gordon Lefebvre,
vice-president in charge of opera
tions. Mr. Eddy, who succeeds
R. R. Todd, resigned, has been
chief tool engineer for the last
two years and has done cost an
alysis and special assignment work
for Oakland. Prior to joining Oak
land, he was associated for sev
eral years with General Motors.
The difference between a Sing
halese and a Senegalese is that a
Singhalese Is one of a race inhab
iting Ceylon and a Senegalese is
one of a French West African peo
ple, according to Liberty Magazine.
Read the Classified Ads
BESURE TOO SPECIFY
"IF THERE IS ANYTHING HAPPIER THAN A
HAPPY FAMILY IT IS NOT OF THIS EARTH.
A COMFORTABLE WELL-BUILT HOME IS
THE SUREST HAPPINESS-BUILDER." '
SAYS PRACTY CAL.'
and All Building Materials
Gabriel Powder&Supply Co.
Office, Yard and Warehouse
010 North Capitol
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Reproduced from "before and after"
photographs of Pacific Northwest
home recently remodeled with brick.
Kfew WsMb Sc Hal
When you're tired of repainting and the old sidewalls
need remodeling, why not modernize your home by
"overcoating" them with enduring brick?
Some of the other
icays brick rqay be
used for strength or
This is easily done and at relatively slight
expense, and once your, brick walls are in
place you can forget painting or other upkeep
costs. These walls of fire-hardened clay
have a beauty and dignity all their own and
are proof against storm or sun.
Your local brick manufacturer can help you
estimate costs of such work, or this Asso
ciation will gladly assist you in considering
For free copy of "Homes of Lasting Charm containing
120 plans of modern brick homes, writs to
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